Hello, can you please give me few writing tips for people whose first language isn't English? :)
Bilingual people, I greatly encourage you to chip in since I don’t have experience with this.
1) READ books that are in English.
1.5) Read anything and everything in English- articles on the Internet, newspapers, etc.
2) Find some grammar lessons online (depending on the extent of your knowledge)
3) Ask for concrit (constructive criticism) on what you write.
4) Focus on the way people who speak English actually talk. I’ve been told that text book Spanish (what I’m learning) isn’t realistic, so I think it could work that way with English?
By the above step, I don’t mean include the “ums”, repetition, and other mistakes of natural speech. That would be really choppy to read. I mean the order of sentences and such (Is that what I’m saying? I don’t really know because I don’t know what makes text book Spanish different from “real” Spanish. I just know that people say there is a difference).
5) Look up a “Differences between (your language) and English” article for some quick notes. Again, the helpfullness of this depends on how well you know English.
alright sure, iron fist is no Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but people need to be a little less dismissive of it. The quality of the show is not what other Marvel shows have set for us, but its not so bad that people/critics should repudiate it.
The show is tolerable and has some fine moments too. Iron first isnt your average binge watching show but forms a good filler, till we are graced with the defenders. (or the PUNISHER)
for anon, who wanted me to make a before and after post talking about my rhinoplasty, so keep reading for a wild journey of embarrasing selfies and pain!!
//tw bruises and blood
((some of this pictures are better quality than others since some are taken with my phone and others with my camera. also keep in mind that 90% of these selfies were taken with the purpose of doing before & afters,not actually looking decent so try not to judge me ookay ill shut up now))
k so here are some pictures of my pre-op nose
from the front:
as you can see it was quite big for my face, had a bump on my bridge and i didnt have a very nice profile. so i made an appointment with a highly recommended plastic surgeon and he told me it would cost about $20000 pesos and i had to get some tests done blah blah blah, irrelevant stuff.
so on august 16th i went to the hospital at 6am and my mum took the last sleepy pre op pictures of me in the ugly hospital gowns thingys
then i went into the operating room, the surgeons put me down right away and i woke up about an hour later confused as fr*ck and they took me to my room.
this is what i looked like when i first woke up and yes, the first thing i did was ask for my phone so i could take bloddy and bruised selfies for the internet
i couldnt breath (obviously), i had a constant nosebleed, wet wipes under my eyes for the bruising (im sure your surgeon will tell you this but just in case!! a tip: make ice cubes out of tea for your eyes to make the swelling go down faster) and a cast on my nose. i couldnt feel pain on my face (wich was still a lil numb in places) and i actually felt almost no pain on my nose during my whole recovery but coming down from the anesthesia was awfully painful for me. it was probably because this was my first surgery and i hadnt been put down before but if you’re not a wimp, unlike me, you’ll be fine.
during this day my face got rEALLY swollen and bruised (i dont have any pics of that bc i was feeling awful but if you want to get a nosejob be prepared to look like an overweighted squirrell who lost a bar fight for a few days)
this is what i looked like about 5 days after the surgery, cast still on, a lot less swollen (but still a lil swollen), still bruised and hating life:
so yeah, the gaping fish look is gonna stay w/ u for those few days where you cant breath through your nose and sleeping is a lot harder when you cant move. or lay down too much. or breathe.
like a week after the surgery i went to get my cast off and i didnt hurt at all, but was kinda uncomfortable having your nose that sensitive. I also got my nose cleaned, wich was a tru hASHTAG BLESSING i had never appreciated being able to breathe that much. ps: keep in mind that the cast makes your nose look weird so the first impression isnt the end result, dont get weirded out if you look like a pig at first (i know i did). anywayss, without my cast nd a lot less swollen i looked like dis!!
i had a lot of anxiety and was even depressed over the way i looked and this truly helped me get my confidence back. surgery doesnt fix things, you do. but i feel so incredibly happy with the way i look now and it changed my life for the better even though i had doubts until the day before the surgery (but srsly dont take big decisions if youre having second thougts, i set a bad example dudes)
always remember that youre beautiful no matter what and even tho you dont need plastic surgery, theres nothing wrong with it if you want it. do whatever makes you happy, its ya body
thank u so much to anyone who took the time to read this long ass post ily and feel free to ask me anything!!
(ps: technically im not recovered yet, the full recovery is 6 months and its only been like a month but ill update this when its time!!)
(ps 2: sorry for any misspelling, english is not my first language and please correct me if i wrote something wrong)
this post has been getting a lot more attention recently, i think its been two years since i got my nose done?? im avoiding reading this whole post again because its probably going to make me cringe and want to die from embarrassment but i thought id update a bit on how my nose looks now since i never got around doing it!
BITCH WHAT THE FUCK? DID I HEAR YOU CORRECTLY? ENGLISH ISNT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE? OH MY GOD YOURE ACTUALLY INCREDIBLE???? you write better than me (a native english speaker who is going for an english major) when english isnt even your first language? y'all i used to get lowkey upset when you would say something about being untalented bc i thought you wrote so good.. but now that i know it isnt your native tongue? biTCH YOU BETTER NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR WRITING AGAIN OR I'LL WHOOP YOUR ASS
I was so scared after reading the first sentence, I thought this would be hate hahahah thank you so much, you’re too nice to me!!! :* I’m sure your writing is great!!
Ikon reaction where they are on a radio show and the MC made a joke about their gf for example (they made fun of her hair skin body ext.)
Bobby: He’s very warm hearted. He reminds me of Jay Park, people think he’s hard but he’s the type of person to put others before himself and very family oriented. He would be hurt at first, then taken aback. he would correct the host and then compliment his girl.
MC: Isn’t your woman super dark Bobby?
Bobby: Well first she isnt, and even if she was why would it matter? She’s my girl.
B.I: He comes off as cold and that may be true but I reality, he’s moreso wants to come off as someone with a strict personality. The members say he’s just awkward because he doesn't have much of a personal life.B.I. would be mad and offended right off the bat. Kind of aggressive and sarcastic. He would then proceed to say that his girlfriend is perfect just the way she is.
MC: So, your girlfriend is black right? How does that work? She isn’t like a Rihanna type.
B.I.: Well, I didn’t know her skin tone was such a concern, and it shouldn’t be because I’m the only dating her and not anyone else. Now let’s get back to talking about my work.
Jinhwan: He has a soft yet protective way about him. He will go out of his way to defend people he cares about, even if it makes him look crazy. He holds the ones he loves super close to him. So he’d be shocked, but he’s quick on his feet to defend his girl.
MC: So Jinhwan, you’re going outside the traditional Korean set, and dating a black woman. How does the hair thing work, we’ve seen pictures. *Starts to laugh*
Jinhwan: Actually, I don’t like that comment, it offends me and I know it would offend my girlfriend. So, how about you not do that again, and we continue to talk about the album.
Yunhyeong: (Admin Tay’s baby) He’s very happy and kind of innocent. He always thinks positive. He’s family oriented and just a straight gentleman. He’s the type of boyfriend that whenever his girlfriend is sad, he feels sad for her; and when she’s happy, hes super happy for her. So, it would catch him off guard, and he’d be like wait what?
MC: Moving onto you, Yunhyeong. What’s up with you and your dark woman? Where do you see yourself with her?
Yunhyeong: Well first, let’s be respectful. She’s brown. A beautiful, rich color. Don’t talk like there’s something wrong with her skin. Her or anyone else like her.
Junhoe: He’s super awkward with anyone, but that’s just his personality. When you’re close to him though he does make his best effort to the best he can be to that person.
MC: Junhoe, you’re a thinner dude. How does it work, being with a thicker woman?
Junhoe: Hold up, there’s nothing wrong with her. How she looks is what I like.
Donghyuk: He’s super caring and always wants others to be happy. Especially, if he had a girlfriend her happiness comes first to anything else. He’s also very helpful. He’d be like Bobby, hurt at first that someone would even discriminate, but it’s worse that it was against his woman. He’d be like hell no! But be respectful about it.
MC: So, you got with a black girl. Is this a fetish thing? Considering your groups image?
Donghyuk: I think the fact that you said that is very disrespectful and it casts a bad image on Korea with such statements. I care for my girl very much, and I would appreciate it, if you didn't do that.
Chanwoo: Chanwoo is super sweet and he wants to be everyones best friend. He’s kind of clueless, but he loves to joke around A LOT. He can sometimes be the evil maknae by messing with the hyungs and acting as if he’s grown as well. He would react like Junhoe, and need a minute to think about what just happened, but he’d react the same.
MC: Chanwoo we saw a picture of you and your girlfriend, and what was up with her hair. It wasn’t elegant and straight, kinda like a blow out of curls. Looked funny.
Chanwoo: I’m confused as to why you would say something like that to the most beautiful woman I know. I love her curly hair, it’s not boring. It’s always something new with her. Please respect that.
wait ..... english isnt your first language ?? you seem very eloquent (i hope this comes across as a compliment bc it is lmao) ,,,, can i ask what is your first language ?
thank you for saying that, lmao. my first language is russian.
i’m trying my best because I’m constantly worried the sentences I write are too long and awkwardly constructed (not without reason, I once wrote a sentence in a school essay that lasted for two pages), but thank you for reassuring me! if I ever do make a slip, you’ll know why.
ok so if it isnt a first date scenario and we’re comfortable with each other, it would definitely have baking in it. like making cookies and then we would eat them while cuddling and watching a movie together. it would be soft and peaceful and we’d fall asleep together